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About the School:Lafayette College is a private liberal arts college based in Easton, Pennsylvania with a small satellite campus in New York City. Founded in 1826 by James Madison Porter and the citizens of Easton, the school first held classes in 1832.
Student owned computers
RepairsThe ITS Hardware Shop is a Dell University Premier Access Partner and Apple warranty depot repair partner. These designations allow the Hardware Shop to perform cost-free repairs or arrange for Dell onsite or depot repair services to student Dell and Apple computers still under warranty. All equipment must be delivered to the Hardware Shop (Pardee 3) for repairs—ITS cannot pick up equipment or perform repairs in residence halls. Repairs covered by warranties are done at no cost to the student, but proof of ownership and extended warranty coverage may have to be provided at the time the system is dropped off for service. Students seeking repairs for peripherals (printers, scanners, etc.) and warrantied computer systems from manufacturers other than Dell or Apple should seek help from outside service providers. –>
Tech LoungeThe Tech Lounge is located in the lower level of Pardee outside the teaching lab in room Pardee 028. It serves as a public face of ITS and a place where the campus community can go to get quick help, one-on-one consultation, and other support services. Hours are posted at its.lafayette.edu/facilities/tech-lounge
College-owned computersFaculty, staff and lab computers (Dell or Mac) under warranty are serviced by ITS. Academic lab managers may choose to support systems on their own, but ITS will assist as needed.
Printers and PeripheralsPrinters and peripherals installed as part of the faculty office desktop program are supported at no cost to the department. Printers and peripherals installed in all other academic locations and all printers and peripherals installed in administrative offices are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. If out-of-warranty service is required, ITS can provide the name of a reputable vendor.
Computer upgradesAll College-owned desktops and laptops, whether maintained directly by ITS or by an academic lab manager, are renewed every four years. We refresh one quarter of the faculty systems every year, while over 400 systems used by college administrators are done once every four years. Other systems are renewed on various timetables depending on when they were purchased, but all are replaced in the fourth year.
Loaner laptopsLoaner laptops are available to all faculty and staff for on campus presentations, travel, and for instances of extended service time on life-cycled computers. The loaner laptops can be borrowed for up to 14 days. Students are not permitted to borrow laptops; faculty may borrow a laptop to be used by a student(s) if it is used for academic purposes such as short-term research or a presentation. Request for loaner laptops can be made by contacting the Help Desk at [email protected] or (610) 330-5501.
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